It Pays to Read

Santaquin Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:23am
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Santaquin students enjoyed the Pays to Read assembly this week.  The Pays to Read assembly is a reward and motivator for reading.  Our students have read just over One Million minutes already this year.  Students earn reading tickets during the term for reading.  During the assembly,  Mr. Argyle randomly picks tickets for the students to choose a book or a prize.  Many students leave the assembly with a book.  Several students are chosen to participate in the basketball shoot contest, and two students win a bike.  Congratulations to our bike winnners, Kristy Jessop a kindergartner in Mrs. Holt's AM class and to Jack Walker in Mrs. Millers 5th grade class. 

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

Another Patriotic Friday Morning at SHHS!

Salem Hills High School News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:12am
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Once again students at SHHS gathered on Friday morning to sing the national anthem. We're so proud of the activities that our students have initiated to improve our school culture. 

Categories: Salem, Secondary

Skyhawk Happenings - Jan. 19, 2017

Salem Hills High School News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:39am

Here is the link to the newsletter:


Categories: Salem, Secondary

Spanish Oaks Heroes of the Week

Spanish Oaks Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 10:21am

Every week we continue to have a great bunch of students chosen for our Heroes of the Week.  Keep up the great work!

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Sixth Grade Feast

Canyon Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:42am
Attributions: Jasmine Weier
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Sixth graders at Canyon Elementary participated in a Medieval Feast at the end of the second term. Students earned points throughout the term. The number of points they had, determined their rank in medieval society. The top point earners reigned as King and Queen. A large feast was enjoyed by all. 

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Hansen's Heroes

Sage Creek Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 9:28am

Congratulations to another great group of students that have shown what it looks like to be a great role model to their peers.

Categories: Elementary, Springville

Orchard Hills Fourth Grade Teachers

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:28am


 Mr. Clay Craig grew up grew up right here in good old Santaquin, Utah.  His hero is his mom, Barbara Craig.  She is very brave even when times are difficult.  She does everything with class.  Mr. Craig enjoys spending time with family, making pottery, hiking, and reading.

 Mrs. Jeannie Roundy grew up in Santaquin, Utah.  Her mom is her hero because she taught her to work hard, set high goals, and how to be a good mom.   Mrs. Roundy enjoys anything that involves her 5 children.  She enjoys watching them rodeo, play sports, and dance.  Mrs. Roundy would spend a lot more time in Lake Powell if life ever slows down. 

 Mr. Ben Gowans grew up in Cottonwood Heights, Utah.  He likes canyoneering and eating junk food.

 Mrs. Joni Cheney grew up in Bountiful, Utah.  She has six brothers.  Her hero is her husband because he is positive and loves to work and learn new things.  He kept her going when she was trying to get her teaching license.  Mrs. Cheney loves spending time with her family, camping, quilting, and cycling.  

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

DARE Graduation

Orchard Hills Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:08am
Attributions: Krissi Tanner
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DARE is a program offered to all fifth grade students at Orchard Hills Elementary. DARE stands for Drug Alcohol Resistance Education and is designed to teach students the risks involved with underage drinking, tobacco use and using illegal drugs. The point of DARE is to provide these students with the appropriate knowledge and skill set to make an educated & well-thought out decision when in the future they are confronted with drugs and alcohol. In order to graduate from DARE the students had to write a five paragraph essay that details what they learned from DARE & how they plan to use it to make informed decisions for the rest of their life. The students & teachers at Orchard Hills are grateful for Officer Bell who volunteers his time and energy to helping us make safe and healthy decisions!

 DARE Essay Winners:

Tyler Erickson

Allayna Chidester

Mayley Smith

Boston Price

 Overall DARE Students:

Jade Zeeman

Zach Darger

Kathryn Morgan

Paizlee Zeeman

Categories: Elementary, Santaquin

The Great Kindness Challenge

Goshen Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 8:03am

We are so excited to participate in the Great Kindness Challenge this year!  The challenge runs all week, next week (1/22-1/26), and our students are going to have the opportunity to do random acts of kindness throughout the entire week.  We have such a great school, and great students, we are looking forward to seeing them do some great things for those around them. 

Categories: Elementary

4th Grade Parents and Pastries

Goshen Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:50am

This Monday (January 22nd) will be our 4th Grade Parents and Pastries activity.  If you have a 4th grader, please bring a favorite book to read and meet at 1:45 here at the school.  You will be able to read your book to a group of students and enjoy a donut with them.

Categories: Elementary

Mrs. Norton's Class Collaborates With Another School

Goshen Elementary News - Fri, 01/19/2018 - 7:42am
Attributions: Jenny Staheli
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On Thursday, January 18, Mrs. Norton's 4th Grade participated in a 'Mystery Skype' with another fourth grade class in the Salt Lake School District, in our library.  Each class picked a book they were familiar with and then made a list of 'yes' or 'no' questions they could ask the other class about the book they had chosen.  Mrs. Staheli and Mrs. Lewis (the other school's librarian) kept things on track as the classes took turns asking and answering questions over FaceTime, and by the end of library, the other class guessed that the book Mrs. Norton's class had chosen was "Charlotte's Web".  It took a couple of good hints on their part, but we finally guessed that the book they had picked was "The Chocolate Touch".  It was a great activity that all the fourth graders had fun with!

Categories: Elementary

Prep of the Week - Kagen Nelson

Maple Mountain High School News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 9:14pm
Attributions: Story by Dave Boyack. Photo by Tyler Lewis.

Kagen Nelson has been selected as a Prep of the Week for Maple Mountain High School. Kagen is a Jr. swimmer who specializes in the 100 free, 100 backstroke, and the 50 free. Kagen holds the school record in each of these events.  Kagen has had an outstanding year and looks to do well in region and state competitions. Congratulations and good luck the rest of the year!

KSL Teacher Feature Shareka Gregory

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 6:56pm
Attributions: Lana Hiskey, Tiffany Manwaring, KSL, Zions Bank
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Nebo School District’s teacher Shareka Gregory, was nominated and WON the KSL Teacher Feature.

Mrs. Gregory was nominated by parent, Ashley Atwater. She said in part:
“When my daughter was able to turn in a request form last May, the first teacher on her list was Mrs. Gregory. I knew nothing about her or her teaching style, but my daughter was drawn to her. As this school year approached, she celebrated as she found out who her teacher was. She was so excited to start school and be in Mrs. Gregory's class.

“School starts and from day one, my daughter has loved going to school. When she has to stay home because she is sick, my daughter cries because she will miss out on all of the awesome things Mrs. Gregory has planned for them. Mrs. Gregory has an Instagram for her fourth-grade class. On there, she takes pictures and videos of the kids and things they are working on at school. As a parent, I love this! I cannot be there every day to see all the amazing things she is doing, but I feel like a part of it because Mrs. Gregory takes the time to do this.

“It doesn't stop there... we received our monthly newsletter in our child's folder, and it read at the top something similar to this, ‘Thank you for your support during this difficult time. Then she explained that when her heart is aching she just wants to serve. She adopted a class and was in close contact with a teacher in Texas effected by the hurricane and was collecting and mailing supplies and donations to them. This just shows you what kind of a person she is. We think she is just amazing, and I know I am not the only parent that feels this way!”

KSL NewsRadio and Zions Bank are proud to honor Utah's best teachers with the KSL Teacher Feature Awards! Since 1994, Teacher Feature has highlighted outstanding teachers throughout the State of Utah. Winning teachers are announced every Tuesday morning, September through June, on Utah's Morning News with Brian & Amanda.

Each winning teacher is honored with a plaque from Zions Bank, an overnight stay at Anniversary Inn, a gift certificate for dinner at the beautiful Roof Restaurant at Temple Square and a pair of season tickets from Hale Centre Theater!

All winners are also invited to attend an end-of-year banquet at the Joseph Smith Memorial Building in their honor. In addition, one lucky teacher will win the grand prize 2-year lease on a new car courtesy of Burt Brothers Tire and Service.

A panel of judges from Zions Bank, the State Office of Education, and KSL NewsRadio judge the hundreds of nominating letters. The letters can be sent in by anyone - students, peers, former students and even relatives. If you would like to nominate a deserving teacher, go to is external).

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MNJHS Panthers of the Day - Thursday, 1/18/18

Mt Nebo Junior High School News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:14pm

Hear the ROAR! A Panther is: RESPECTFUL, OUTSTANDING, ACADEMIC and RESPONSIBLE! Congratulations to McKade Biggs and Rogelio Carreno for being nominated as our MNJHS Panthers of the Day on Thursday, January 18, 2018. McKade was nominated by Mr. McFarland for always being respectful and helping to keep the school looking good. Rogelio was nominated by Mrs. Capell for presenting a great strategy at the board.

Categories: Payson, Secondary

Brockbank Birthday Week

Brockbank Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:06pm

Our Brockbank Birthday will be the week of January 22-26!  Our Spirit Student council has planned some very fun activities for our students!  

Categories: Elementary, Spanish Fork

Acts of Kindness

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 4:01pm
Attributions: Lily Chea and Hallie Huntsman
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Two of our sixth grade students, Lily Chea and Hallie Huntsman, spent a week doing acts of kindness. Our principal, Mr. Andersen, was one of the recipients. Thank you to those students who put smiles on many faces. :)

Elephant Toothpaste

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:42pm
Attributions: Neisha Coutlee
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Mrs. Coutlee's 5th grade class went outside and observed chemical reactions with Elephant Toothpaste.

Reading Zone In Mrs. Coutlee's Class

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:33pm
Attributions: Neisha Coutlee
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Students in Mrs. Coutlee's 5th grade class read in their reading zone where they can be engaged in a book.

Penguin Fun

Salem Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 3:32pm
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Kindergarten learns about penguins: measure self with penguin, penguin huddle, penguins keep eggs on their feet.

Categories: Elementary, Salem

Hope of America Information - 5th Grade Students Only

Sierra Bonita Elementary News - Thu, 01/18/2018 - 2:53pm
Attributions: Sara Pratt
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Dear Hope of America Students and Parents,           

Thank you for being patient as I waited for registration information form Hope of America. Finally we are ready to start the Hope of America registration process. They worked really hard at getting their new system up and running. They made some changes to what they did last year. There are 4 things each participant needs to do.  Sign 2 forms, register online and send $3 to the school for the bus.

I have attached the welcome letter and consent forms.

If you have any questions, please contact

Thank you,

Sara Pratt